Lone Star files interconnect deal for 928-MW Shawnee plant in Texas

Lone Star Transmission LLC on May 2 filed at the Public Utility Commission of Texas a Standard Generation Interconnection Agreement (SGIA) with Shawnee Energy Center LLC for a new power plant to be made up of four Siemens combustion turbines.

The Point of Interconnection for the project is located in Hill County, Texas. at the Sam Switch 345-kV station. The project will have four units with capacities of 232 MW each resulting in gross capacity of 928 MW. Each unit will be a Siemens STG-6 PAC 5000F model.

The in-service date for the transmission infrastructure to support this project is the later of June 1, 2018, or thirteen months after the notice to proceed date. The scheduled generation commercial operation date is the later of Oct. 1, 2018, or two months after the transmission in-service date.

A project contact is: Shawnee Energy Center LLC, Attn: Neil O’Donovan, 401 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 501, Chicago, IL 60611, phone (602) 321-6878, nodonovan@lincolnclean.com.

That is contact information for Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE), which says on its website: “In late 2015 LCE was acquired by I Squared Capital through its $3 billion ISQ Global Infrastructure Fund. Following this transaction LCE is now positioned to be the long term owner of the projects it develops. Building on its strong track record in project development, LCE plans to deploy in excess of $250 million of equity capital as it builds out its backlog of development projects.”

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